Prior to his first venture to India in the 60’s, then Dr. Richard Alpert was known for his research studies at Harvard University concentrating on the exploration of human consciousness using LSD and other psychedelics. Ahead of his time, the university did not see the matter appropriate and dismissed Richard and his colleagues. In 1967, he made his way to India to continue his exploration into consciousness, which in turn lead him to Neem Karoli Baba, his guru, and Maharaj-ji, who bestowed him his new name Ram Dass. Meaning “servant of God”, Ram Dass returned to the United States as one of the most influential leaders of the spiritual. Blending together traditional eastern religious ideas with western psychology, he was able to connect with a growing collective searching to unlock consciousness. In the years that followed, Ram Dass founded numerous charitable foundations, published an expansive list of groundbreaking books, and alter the lives of generation after generation. Shortly after suffering a stroke in 1997, he relocated to Maui and were he would still teach through webinars and hosting spiritual events at his home. Ram Dass passed away on the island on December 22, 2019 at the age of 89. His written works remain a focal point in the “New Age” movement of today.


"You can’t go on anyone else‘s trip; you can only go on your own trip."

"Let it all go by, Just Be Here. Don’t judge, do try, don’t stop, don’t start. Just be here. It’s all just enough. It is enough to know that I love you."

"I am Content."